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get stopped. going to come to a stand still. >> interestingly enough secretary of state kerry mentioning isis in particular. bret baier is live with trey gowdy and susan brooks. this is a fox news alert. good evening. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. gunfire and explosions erupt in turkey as many as three suicide bombers attack at anise tan bul airport. 28 dead, 60 swrered according to authorities and the investigation is just under way as to who may be responsible. john hud is in our newsroom in turkey with the latest. >> 28 people killed more than 60 others injured and possibly three attackers -- he says three attackers were involved in the
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attack at istanbul's ataturk airport earlier in the evening. this happened right around 10:00 pm local time there. just after 1:00 am on the ground now. turkish official say that the attackers blew themselves up at the international terminal entrance. you see that cct video of one of the bombings. this happened just before the security check-in area. we're hearing that one of the attackers may have opened fire on police with a kalashnikov rifle before detonating the explosive device. we don't know the identity of the attackers and no particular group has claimed responsibility. this is the latest terror attack in turkey and istanbul. there have been a string of others carried out by isis and also kurdish militants, in particular pkk and has been in a long-running battle with turkey's government. earlier this month, kurdish militants attacked a policeman
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killing 11 people in istanbul. in march, kurdish militants killed 37 people in ankara. in february the pkk claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack that killed 28 people. also in ankara. in january as you may recall, an isis operative carried out a suicide bombing in istanbul's famous district near the blue mosque, if you've ever been there, killing ten german tourists. no group has claimed responsibility. this is certainly reminiscent of the brussels bombings in march. turkish prime minister and president have convened emergency security meetings with defense officials and their cabinets, as to be expected. we're not hearing of any american casualties but know the state department is in contact with its personnel. but just yesterday, on monday, bret, the state department issued a travel warning that u.s. citizens warning about, quote, increased threats from terrorist groups throughout turkey.
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bret, back to you. >> john, as we're looking at that video of the explosion as it happens, we're just hearing from secretary of state john kerry, who said this is very difficult to defend against. we also hear from u.s. officials that this is the type of attack that isis -- fits the isis profile, as we saw in brussels, as you mentioned. are you seeing in the middle east so far reaction to crack down on security really across the board, as we did after brussels? >> reporter: well, certainly here in israel, that is always a threat. terrorism is always a threat, particularly after the bombing where the attacks in tele viv earlier this month, as you may recall. and as for airport security, always a sense of heightened airport security. you have to go -- just to get to the airport terminal -- through a checkpoint there. it's also the same in amman, jordan, at queen alia airport. there is a heightened sense of
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security. this, of course, will increase those concerns here and also throughout the rest of the region. >> we'll head back for any breaking details, john. thank you. back here at hoerges a busy day. benghazi report is out after an extensive two-year investigation. the house committee released its report that says the obama administration made many mistakes before, during and after the attacks, as well as misleading the public afterwards. the administration downplayed the report today. we have house select benghazi chairman trey gowdy and susan brooks here to answer questions about their findings. we begin with katherine, who spent the day going through this 800-page report. >> bret, a key meeting at the white house on the night of the attacks at approximately 7:30 pm eastern, which included then
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secretary of state hillary clinton the only cabinet member who participated and the focus was not on immediate military help. >> nothing could have reached benghazi because nothing was ever headed to benghazi. no u.s. military asset was ever deployed to benghazi, despite the order of the secretary of defense at 7:00 that night. >> reporter: at that time, the attack had fiefb hours yet to go. foreign service officer sean smith was dead. ambassador chris stevens was missing and former navy s.e.a.l.s, who would later die defending the base, were alive, but the administration was worried about how the libyans would react. >> there's more concern about whether they'll be offending the libyan government by how it is this rescue is supposed to take place than whether the rescue is actually successful. >> reporter: concern that the libyans would find their military uniforms insulting. he and his marines changed in and out of their uniforms four times. >> if it was your son or your daughter or one of your family
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members or friends on the ground that night and you watched the actions in washington, d.c., you would have every right to be disgusted. >> reporter: charles woods died protecting state personnel. >> i don't think that that's even really an issue. with hillary, she took credit for libya. went in without permission from the host country? no, she wasn't afraid of that. >> reporter: discussion of the anti-islam video dominating the meeting, taking up five of the ten action items. >> i have forgiven all the people that were involved in this, okay? but there are times when tears come to my eyes. i can't help it. >> reporter: woods said he's disappointed that the report does not explain who blocked the order to help. >> they're making a concerted effort not to allow the american
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public or congress to know why they didn't rescue. >> reporter: the pressure was on clinton, who wanted the benghazi outpost to be permanent with an announcement one month before the november 2012 election. >> nowrorist attack and they have to mislead the american people because it's 56 days before an election. >> reporter: the investigation answered a central question, why the u.s. was in benghazi with such a significant cia presence. they investigated whether there was a covert weapons operation to arm the libyan opposition but the white house would not cooperate with those questions. >> discounting the ben gauze he report as a waste of time and money despite the report finding several missteps before, during and after the attack that killed four americans as you just saw. on the obama administration's attempt to downplay the report overall. >> two years, $7 million, all
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politics. that's the obama administration's assessment of the house select committee on benghazi's report. >> it's unfortunate that the death of four americans would be subject to that kind of political fantasizing. but that is the state of the republican party these days. >> reporter: white house press secretary josh earnest addressed questions about the specifics of the report by dismissing the entire effort as a politics-driven expedition to discredit the administration and then secretary of state and the current presumptive democratic nominee, hillary clinton. >> i'll leave it to others to characterize this reported but i think it's pretty clear it's time to move on. >> reporter: much of the republican report focuses on the white house response. days after the 2012 attack, the administration deployed its then ambassador to the united nations, susan rice, to television networks to explain what had happened. the benghazi report claims political and communications officials prepared her for those appearances and, quote, nobody from the federal bureau of
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investigation, department of defense or central intelligence agency participated in the call. it cites an e-mail from aide ben rhodes to discuss that it's an internet video and not a broader failure of policy. rice then denied the attack was planned and claimed it was a spontaneous reaction to a hateful anti-islam video. summarizing rice's assessment as, quote, off the reservation. >> senior communications officials in the white house to be involved in preparing senior administration officials for television appearances. the intelligence community even testifying here has acknowledged that there was conflicting intelligence information that they were sifting through in the immediate aftermath of the attack. i don't think that's -- i don't think that's new. >> reporter: in a separate report, committee democrats say that security in benghazi was, quote, woefully inadequate because of decisions made by officials at the state department.
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bret? >> rich edison live on the lawn. thanks, rich. house select committee chairman trey gowdy and committee member susan brooks. thank you for being here. you have come on a day -- obviously we have all this breaking news with this attack in turkey. the preattack deals with the facilities around the world. congresswoman brooks used to be on the house homeland security committee. as you look at these attacks today and think about this report, are we changing things? do we need to change things in the wake of this terrorist threat? >> after 9/11 i was appointed u.s. attorney for the southern district of indiana and was part of helping stand up tsa. and i will tell you that homeland security has a subcommittee focused on transportation security administration and our security at airports. but when incidents continue to happen at airports, it does cause us, as a government, to continue to question whether or not we're doing enough. and that's what the oversight of
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congress is about. it's about asking those questions of the administration, of homeland security, to make sure that they're monitoring the threats, doing all that they can and that we provide them the tools to make sure they're keeping these types of threats from the homeland. >> this benghazi reports that lack of security at the facilities was one of the biggest dropped balls, you said. >> it certainly was. i was very focused on what happened preattack. and there were numerous attacks for additional security personnel, numerous requests to strengthen the security of our compound. those were ignored. it was a huge problem for those on the ground. and i think the american people do need to ask those questions. why were they not given when it was a high threat post, when we knew there was dramatic amount of security incidents that had happened in benghazi, including two to our own compound, one in april and one in june of 2012. an ied had gone off, had been thrown into our compound in june
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of 2012. and yet officials in washington continue to deny requests for more security. >> mr. chairman, you heard katherine's report. the president orders the military assets to move, to do everything they can. defense secretary panetta orders military assets to do everything they can to benghazi. and yet nothing goes. why? why? >> someone changed secretary panetta's order. and i think general carter hamm is a good place to start. we were ridiculed for talking to him again. he wasn't asked the right questions the first six times he was talked to. he believes they were evacuated. >> the orders? >> carter hamm believed our guys in benghazi were evacuating. whatever assets were going to be deployed to benghazi he decided to deploy them to tripoli instead. he believed that the fighting
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subsided. when you press him on what informed him of that belief, it wasn't anything on the ground. guys in the firefight had not believed the fighting subsided or that we were evacuating. >> the focus on this deputy's meeting at 7:30 where hillary clinton is part of that, as well as the white house chief of staff, dennis mcdonough and others. the discussion after the orders focus on, at least in part, whether the new libyan government had given permission for the u.s. military to intervene. did that play a role in this whole -- >> well, they say not. there's a lot of discussion about diplomatic clearance. they say not. but yet it's interesting, no wheel turned until we got diplomatic security clearance. so they say it wasn't an issue, but nonetheless no asset moved until that permission was acquired. so i would rather have the argument that it was an issue, because nothing happened until they secured it. >> mr. chairman, i want to put
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up "the new york times" assessment of this. the headline reads house benghazi report finds no new evidence of wrongdoing by hillary clinton. it is not alone in that headline. and you're getting a lot of people saying there's no new evidence. >> well, "the new york times" made up their mind about a year ago when they called for our committee to be disbanded. and if you had believed the house democrats and "the new york times," you would never have known who evacuated us from the annex or that no asset was headed toward benghazi. you would never know that not a single wheel was turning when the last two americans were killed. you would not know the corroboration that the secretary of state was going back to libya in the fall of 2012. you would not know about the $20 million fund she approved in august of 2012 before our facility was attacked in september of 2012. read the report. i wish "the new york times" had ready it before they wrote the headline. >> when you hear, congresswoman,
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nothing is new in this report, what do you think and what's your response? >> well, i certainly hope that the american people read the report. >> what do you take away from it? what's most important for you? >> besides what our chairman said about the military posture and the fact that they were not only not prepared to respond, but then that they did not respond to benghazi. i think the failed policy in libya and the fact -- and even president obama admitted that the worst mistake of his presidency was by failing to prepare for the day after. all the focus of the state department was on toppling gadha gadhafi. and during the hearing in which i question secretary clinton there was a massive amount of communication that went to her from a number of people about prior to gadhafi falling. but after he fell very little attention was given to the people who remained there, our people in benghazi, tripoli and in benghazi.
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>> you say in this report there's the gadhafi people who -- allies, essentially, who rescued our people. you also say the only guy who has been arrested, abu qutalla, now in custody, was standing next to one of the people who rescued our people in the annex. >> they left to go to the other side of town to get more weapons. he was standing next to the head of a militia who did not lift a finger to help our guys evacuate. one of our guys working the phone had to call a group no one had heard of before. they weren't familiar with. that's who came and saved our guys. it wasn't any of the groups we were building relationships with over the past 18 months. so those are two separate groups, bret. >> the bottom line here, you were asked today whether secretary clinton had lied. and you declined to talk about that. yet a few moments later you said
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susan rice, in your judgment, had made up things in those five sunday talk shows, talking about that. so, people are wondering, are you somehow bending over backwards to avoid the politics of this presidential race by not characterizing what you see as misstatements by secretary clinton? >> i don't think so. i was not asked to investigate secretary clinton. susan rice was the person that they chose to send on five separate talk shows. there's a lot of fodder to critique from her. with respect to secretary clinton, we spent a lot of time discussing that first statement she issued on behalf of the united states government and what evidence was available to her and what evidence she chose. so our report involves secretary clinton where it should involve secretary clinton. we just mentioned her name less times than our democrat colleagues do. i don't think i said susan rice lied. i think i said -- >> made up is pretty close.
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>> you look at the talking points and her comments do not resemble the talking points provided to her. >> the democrats and the white house pointing to mike rogers' committee, intell chairman, saying that he essentially found different findings than you all found. are you saying that his report was not good and that people shouldn't take him seriously? >> yes. well, they can take him seriously if they want to. but two of his intel committee members were on our benghazi committee. they didn't sign his report. they signed ours. you don't issue a final definitive report without interviewing eyewitnesses. he didn't interview eyewitnesses. he didn't even interview the guy that we found that told us who evacuated our folks from the annex. those he did interview, he interviewed them in groups. as a former u.s. attorney and former prosecutor, you never interview witnesses in groups. i'll let him defend his report. two of his house committee
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members were also on our report. they didn't sign his. they did sign ours. >> is it definitive? >> we interviewed over 100 people, nine of whom were actually eyewitnesses to the attacks that had never been interviewed by any congressional committee before. we interviewed 81 people who had never been interviewed by congressional committees. while the other committees that had worked on this -- their work product was not complete. and i believe that if people will take the time, as the chairman has said -- the time it takes to read this report and while it is long, is actually less time than the brave men who fought in benghazi, fighting for their lives. and so i hope that the american people, as they come to decide facts -- we presented them with the facts. we hope they take away conclusions that will indicate to them what really happened there in benghazi. i'm very proud of the manner in
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which this investigation was conducted. i think most of the witnesses thanked us for the manner in which the investigation was conducted. >> you heard the father, charles woods, say as much. >> hillary clinton over trade deals as former secret service new book slams her. now getting word 50 are now believed dead in the attack in turkey. details breaking, next. if a denture were to be
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donald trump back on the campaign trail today, talking about one of his favorite subjects, business. on trade policies, calling out hillary clinton over her flip flop on that subject. senior national correspondent john roberts reports tonight from pennsylvania on trump's speech in the critical swing state. >> reporter: the gritty industrial backdrop underscored the message trump was selling today. it's time for american workers to rise up against trade policies trump insists have devastated the middle class. >> our friends in britain recently voted to take back control of their economy, politics and borders. now it's time for the american people to take back their
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future. >> reporter: at an old pennsylvania steel mill, reborn as an aluminum recycling plant, trump railed against the trade deficit with china and said as president he would instruct the treasury department to label chieny a currency manipulator, something successive administrations have avoided doing and slammed clinttpp, dea will owed out the american economy, he insists. >> the tpp, as it's known, would be the death blow for american manufacturing. >> reporter: clinton recently said she opposes the tpp. in a 2012 video circulated by republicans today, she appeared to be of a different mind. >> this tpp sets the gold standard in trade agreements to open free, transparent, fair trade. >> reporter: as president, trump today said he would immediately withdraw from the tpp, renegotiate nafta to get a
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better deal, remedy trade disputes by imposing tariffs. the sort of stuff that ignites trade wars, democrats say. beware of trump's siren song about jobs, pointing out many of his branded products are outsourced to places like asia. clinton underscored the point by tweeting out a trump shirt made in bangladesh. he insists bold action will bring back american jobs. >> if we're going to deliver real change we have to reject the campaign of fear and intimidation, being pursued by powerful corporations, media links and political dynasties. >> reporter: in pushing back against hillary clinton's warnings about tariffs and trade, he pointed to ronald reagan, who once imposed stiff tariffs on foreign governments
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to protect american interests. we're already in a trade war, he pointed out, one we're losing badly. bret? >> john, thank you. hillary clinton tried to focus on trade but the benghazi report, ongoing e-mail scandal and now scathing new book has taken the focus to whether she can be trusted as commander in chief. >> reporter: trying to put the spotlight on 20th century entrepreneurs, making the case she has a plan to jump-start the economy. she also took aim at donald trump. >> saying you want to make america great again is code for saying we want to go back to the way it used to be. forget about technology, inclusivity. forget about giving everybody an opportunity to have a real shot at the best possible future. that's not who we are as americans. we don't go back. we go forward. >> reporter: dealing with a new controversy, book by former white house secret service officer gary burn accuses her of
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dangerous, abusive and paranoid behavior. >> if she did become the president without me speaking the truth i'm not sure i could deal with that. people need to know this is serious. and her behavior is appalling. she's two different people. >> reporter: also clinton's e-mail probe, another 165 pages were made public under a court order. one previously unreleased march 22nd, 2009 e-mail showed she was concerned about how her records were being handled and, quote, no idea how my papers are being treated at state. a day after their joint appearance in ohio, senator elizabeth warren wasn't taking the bait on faux tensionally being clinton's running mate. >> yesterday was not about vice president. yesterday was about having a chance to get out there with the woman who is going to be the next president of the united states. >> reporter: to get there, clinton needs to boost her poor, honest and trustworthy poll numbers which she's trying to change sbl political components
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update now on our breaking news out of turkey. officials are saying at least 50 people have been killed at its airport. three suicide bombers detonated themselves just outside the security checkpoint at that airport. one of the terrorists opened fire at the entrance before blowing himself up. another turkish official saying now the attackers detonated explosives at the entrance of the international terminal after police fired at them. most of the victims are said to be turkish citizens. flights in and out of that airport have been halted at this hour. police believe isis is behind the attack, though. no group has claimed credit here in the u.s. secretary of state john kerry says officials are still trying to figure out who was behind that attack. we'll update you as any more breaking details come in. a bill that would fund the fight against the zika virus has been blocked.
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senate democrats blocked the $1 billion measure in a 52-48 vote today. democrats say the measure was packed with partisan provisions, unfair spending cuts. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell slammed the procedural holdup saying there's no time to wait. big bounce back for the markets today. dow jumped up 269. s&p 500 was up 36. the nasdaq grew 97. if we learned anything from the united kingdom's vote to leave the european union, it's that the breakup isn't going to be easy. today, prime minister david cameron said he hopes to maintain a close relationship with the eu. at least one member is saying, not so fast. senior foreign affairs greg alcott reports on the next steps in the brexit. >> reporter: anything but a welcomed reception for british prime minister david cameron, who arrived in brussels, playing for time. >> britain will be leaving the european union. i want that process to be as
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constructive as possible. >> reporter: eu leaders were not thinking constructive. they want the uk out. >> translator: the british process of exiting the european union needs to be initiated as soon as possible. >> reporter: once the uk formally tells the eu it will leave it has two years to negotiate the terms. >> angela merkel boldly declared that the terms will not be easy. >> anyone who wants to leave the family cannot expect to have no obligations and keep receiving benefits. >> isn't it funny when i came here seven years ago and said i wanted to lead a campaign to get britain to leave the european union, you all laughed at me. well, i have to say you're not laughing now, are you? >> reporter: political damage from the brexit vote continues. opposition labor leader losing a
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vote of no confidence for a lackluster pro eu campaign. marcus and the british pound made up ground today. good news to president obama. >> there's been a little his teara, post brexit vote as if somehow nato is gone and the transatlantic alliance is dissolving and every country is rushing off to its own corner. and that's not what's happening. >> reporter: president obama went on to say in that npr interview, quote, anti-immigrant sentiment flashing up in great britain has parallels with what mr. trump is trying to stir up in the u.s. the characterization that leave eu opponents here and mr. trump might have some differences with. bret? >> greg, thank you. breaking down the benghazi report, our panel weighs in on
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today's revelations and breaking news out of turkey, next.
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you can blow yourself up. that's the tragedy. daesh and others like it know that we have to get it right 24/7, 365. they have to get it right for ten minutes or one hour. >> john kerry, secretary of state in aspen, talking about the attacks in turkey. now getting word at least 50 killed there. u.s. officials saying it looks like an isis attack, as are officials in turkey. but not declaring that yet and no group has declared responsibility for it, as you look live there in istanbul. it was a multi-pronged attack. at least 60 injured, 50 dead. let's bring in senior wroiter
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for the standard, writer for the washington post. charles, your thoughts on this? this is now the second type of airport bombing we've seen in as many months. >> well, i think it's most likely isis. it could be the kurds who carried out a lot of terrorist attacks but not quite on target this is soft generally speaking. it looks like an isis operation. it tells you also about turkey. it's surrounded by conflicts. it's gottenmys everywhere. it's stability itself is in con renew relations to israel and made a deal to apologize to russia for the shooting of a russian airplane, which shows it feels surrounded and isolated and being destabilized. it's in pretty bad shape. and even though it hasn't helped us a lot in the region it's our only strong ally, other than israel.
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>> this does come, chuck, on the second anniversary of isis declaring its caliphate june 29th, 2014. and the u.s. military has been flying air strikes against isis from the air base in southern turkey since last year. >> these guys have more reasons than they need to launch attacks like this. what i find very chilling about this, reminiscent of the attack on the airport in brussels. and it makes you wonder if there isn't some sort of airport playbook they're working from, knowing these are soft targets, strategic targets. knowing they really strike at the crossroads of commerce and can really instill panic. of course, as charles says, i think it's probably also possibly related to these diplomatic moves that the turks have been making recently and that isis seems to, perhaps, want to make a statement about that. >> erdogan saying the world has to stand together against terrorism. steve? >> four other attacks in turkey
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over the past year. i think what we've seen is something of a tightening by erdogan, who has been not unfriendly, frankly, to militant islam over the past several years. certainly there's been an evolution in that direction by erdogan. he seems to have, over the past year had particular, cracked down a little bit. he has allowed our flights. nobody is safe from these kind of attacks from isis. istanbul has long been the main transit point for fighters going to syria and leaving syria. so, it is sort of long been a hot bed of this kind of radicalism and certainly travel facilitation. >> both donald trump and hillary clinton have put out statements, obviously, condemning this attack, talking about the need to crack down on terrorism worldwide. let's turn now to the other terrorism that goes back a few years. this report. steve, what do you take away from it? >> i think there are lots of new details. you read through the report and
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what jumps out at you is the number of new details, the number of new things that enhance what we knew before. but my main takeaway, actually, concerns the broader administration narrative on this story. and just how dishonest it was. you read the report and what emerges is this sense that they kind of tepidally tepidly embra video narrative to help explain the attacks. then every successive day, they seemed to hold on to that story with greater force and to make that case with greater ferociousness. what we learned in great detail in this report is that as the administration was making that argument more forcefully and public, in private it was clearer and clearer by the day that the argument just wasn't true. >> i said this morning, according to this report, chuck, that there was all this talk
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about the fog of war in the first minutes. but this report suggests that the fog was really created in washington. >> well, i guess what i take away from the report is how little confirmation it offers to the worst conspiracy theorists related to benghazi, things like people deliberately gave an order to stand down and abandon people. that's refuted in this report. things like in real time the president sat and watched as the former navy s.e.a.l.s were killed. that's not validated here. i think instead what you do get is confirmation of the fog of war. you get a situation where, with a lot of uncertainty we have about what's going on, on the ground. people in the military and defense department struggled to carry out an order that the president had given to supply relief if necessary. by the time they had not even really gotten their act together, it was too late and the guys had evacuated. >> charles krauthammer's
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we have no information to suggest that it was a preplanned attack. the unrest we have seen around the region has been in reaction to a video that
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muslims, many muslims find offensive. >> september 14th, three days after the attack jay carney at the white house. that same day, according to this report, an email from public affairs officer in tripoli to the state department says this: it's becoming increasingly clear that the series of events in benghazi was much more terrorist attack than a protest which escalated into vine lens it is our opinion in our messaging we want to distinguish and not conflate other countries well planned attack by militant extremists. back with the panel. charles? >> the fable about the video is quite scandalous but it's a result of the fact that on the night of the attack there was a complete collapse of any organized attempt to get help. that, i think, if you don't want to call a scandal but it is a debacle of the first order. it's unfortunate that hillary is the candidate for
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the presidency, because, if she weren't, the focus of the story and the report and everything would be on the commander and chief. this is about him and panetta and the chain of command and why nothing happened. i mean, hillary is interesting and i understand why everybody wants to talk about her. but she had a relatively peripheral role. the question is how could obama and it's not that there was a conspiracy. it's not that there was some malevolence on the part of obama and others. there was this air of indifference. president issues a command to go and do something and then where is he? we saw the picture everybody huddled in the situation room on the bin laden raid, which is essentially a push button operation. you watch and wait. why weren't those people in the situation room in the middle of an attack on our embassy? the ambassador is missing. the fight is going on. and everybody important is gone. i would want to ask the question you asked of gowdy. after panetta issues the
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order, why didn't it go through? >> why didn't it go through? >> who was there? >> why didn't it go through. >> very interesting. i thought trey gowdy tried to be diplomatic in his answer with you. he clearly thinks this issue of diplomatic clearance whether the libyans had given perms to the united states to actually intervene at least helped slow the process. obama had given the go order. panetta had given the go order and nobody ended up going. >> what about the afterwards, the post attack, chuck? there is a part here where the arb, the independent supposedly i want report by the state department and this report says cheryl mills, hillary clinton's chief of staff is essentially running the show and picking panel members. everybody is coming to her to see if they should interview with arb. it brings in to question about how the post attack was handled on a number of fronts. >> well, i mean, those of us who -- even those of us who don't believe there is much of a scandal here never put
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too much faith in a review by the agency whose under review. i mean, that's a given. i think it's much more impressive that house intelligence panel came up with the findings that it did. look, the. >> gowdy discounted. >> with its own members discounted. its own members didn't sign on the report. >> they can discount them all they want. but they are not that different from what gowdy's own panel has found. >> there will be a lot of analysis of this over coming days, i'm sure. next, the deadly terror attack. we have the latest out of turkey again, nearly 50 killed. we have an update.
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continuing to following the breaking news out of turkey where now four attackers involved in the suicide bombing outside a security check point at the istanbul airport. the international terminal there. officials are saying looking at video in the moments as this -- one of the terrorists was firing. another one exploding. at this hour at least 50 people believed dead a hospital source now saying more than 100 injured. witnesses say the attackers randomly opened fire before detonating themselves. flights in and out of the airport have been stopped as we told you. faa has now halted all u.s. flights to and from istanbul. police believe isis is behind the attack no one has
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claimed credit. world leaders weighing in on standing against the terrorist threat. that is it for us. a busy news night. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight, fair, balanced and unafraid. continuing coverage with greta next. this is a fox news alert. a blood bath in an international airport ripping through europe the busiest airports. right now the death toll is at 50 and more than 100 injured. it all happened at istanbul airport and bomb detonating at security check point. attack viciously similar to march's attack in brussels. live in istanbul, laura are a, what's the latest? >> well, the istanbul governor has said there were three suicide bombers and that resonates with the other accounts we heard that there were three blasts. there was one in the parking lot outside the international terminal. this is a stand alone build from the domestic